tips and tricks

Getting to the Heart of Infant Cardiac Exams

Because infants often start to cry as soon as a stethoscope makes contact with their skin, it can be difficult to hear defects during a cardiac examination. An approach that can make it easier to identify cardiac defects is to have an "initial listen" before removing the infant's clothes.

—— Chad R. Stough, MPAS, PA-C
Dallas, Ga